Stacking Will Cost You Money

coffee table pile

I stupidly volunteered to help a friend move this month. While I’m out of the heavy lifting business, I did offer to help her pack. In the process of getting her stuff together, we needed to excavate a coffee table. My friend is a “piler.” She has piles of stuff everywhere. In the kitchen, in her office, and on the coffee table. Things tend to look fairly clean because everything is stacked neatly, but when you really start excavating these piles you see that there is no organization. Unless you count, like a fossil record, the oldest stuff being on the bottom an organizational scheme. Rather than properly filing things and dealing with them as they come in, she simply sta


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3 Responses to Stacking Will Cost You Money

  1. jay says:

    I suspect sweeping it all in the trash bin is the same mindset as piling: looks like you’re doing something, but you’re just not dealing with it.

    Sometimes I think we’re doubly cursed now: not only is there physical clutter, there’s the equivalent eclutter. How much have you sent, subscribed to, received, saved just in case…. seems OK since you’re not wasting paper -it’s “just” a little icon. Unfortunately, it can be equally hard to recognize hidden treasures.

  2. leslie says:

    I hate table stackers. it instantly makes the place feel much smaller and cluttered. There are definitely some advantages to being a clean freak and wanting every thing to have a place that belongs. I don’t know how some people get anything done with the way that they stack things all over the house.

  3. leslie says:

    ejunk is definitely becoming a bigger and bigger problem. While it’s not something that you have to look at or takes up a lot of space, it really does take up a lot of time. Going minimalist with the computer e-mails you get can save you a huge amount of time.

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